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Technical assistance to Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) involving Aeropro 3K, registration 24-7502, collision with terrain, 65 km north of Wentworth in NSW on 31 October 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed
Phase: Final report: Dissemination Read more information on this investigation phase


On 31 October 2018, an Aeropro 3K, registration 24-7502, collided with terrain 65 km north of Wentworth in NSW. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured.

Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) commenced an investigation of this accident and requested technical assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to download the flight data from a Dynon data logging unit.

To protect the information supplied by RAAus to the ATSB and the ATSB's investigative work to assist RAAus, the ATSB has initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

Any enquiries relating to the accident investigations should be directed to RAAus at: www.raa.asn.au.

Updated: 26 March 2019

The ATSB has completed its work attempting to download the recorded data from the Dynon SkyView SV‑D1000 unit supplied by RAAus. A report detailing the work undertaken by the ATSB was provided to RAAus on 15 March 2019.

General details
Date: 31 October 2018   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1524 EDT   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: 65 km north of Wentworth   Investigation phase: Final report: Dissemination  
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 26 March 2019   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model Aeropro 3K 100 hp  
Aircraft registration 24-7502  
Serial number 32310  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Sport and recreational  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Last update 22 August 2019